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The Cross & Compassion

Hello my name is Troy Williams and it is my privilege to serve the Lord our Savior Jesus Christ as the Spiritual Life Coordinator at the Star of Hope Men's Development Center in downtown Houston, Texas. As the stories of the Cross and Compassion surface, I pray that I can communicate them in a manner that brings glory to God and hope to those in need of a Savior. Read More »
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Navigating Stormy Situations

I have often heard the saying, “You are going into a storm, going through a storm, or coming out of a storm.” The truth is that we really do not like any parts of storms—before, during, or after. As hard as we pray and prepare for storms to leave us alone, we still find ourselves dealing with them in some manner. Since stormy situations are inevitable, let’s take a look at a particular storm to... Read More »
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The Best for Our Children's Education and Career

Congratulations and many blessings to the 2012 graduates, as well as parents and supporters of our children. As we strive to achieve excellence in academics and vocation, let us always seek God first and His righteousness, Matt. 6:33. As parents and supporters, let us continue praying for, paving the way, and providing for our children’s academic pursuits and career advancements. As Christians, we... Read More »
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Learning to Serve with Gratitude

Not only do Star of Hope Alumni (ACTS - Alumni in Community, Transformation & Service) return to the campus to serve and give back, they build relationships and enhance the spiritual life of programmers in a number of ways off campus as well.  Alumni conduct weekend spiritual retreat camps. They organize many types of fellowships such as bowling fund raisers, acts of service outings, and sporting... Read More »
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An Attitude of Gratitude

The Star of Hope Men’s Development Center hosted their Annual Alumni Fellowship Celebration on Saturday June 25, 2011. This is a time when the Star of Hope (SOH) staff celebrates their appreciation for and demonstrates their love towards the alumni by sprucing up the place, preparing a delicious full course meal, sharing surprise gifts and cranking up some high praise and worship in Christ's Name.... Read More »
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The Best for Our Children's Education and Career

Congratulations and many blessings to our graduates, parents, and supporters of our children. I would like to encourage parents and supporters to continue praying for, paving the way, and providing for our children’s academic pursuits and career advancements. As we strive to achieve excellence in academics and for the perfect vocation, let us always seek God first and His righteousness... Read More »
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Blessed Beyond Measure

"I was Blessed Beyond Measure.” That is the testimony of one of hundreds of volunteers at Star of Hope Mission. Many of our volunteers come out to serve and bless the lives of Star of Hope constituents. However, they often times echo the same quote above.One of the greatest joys that I have experienced at Star of Hope is working alongside volunteers when they serve through the Men’s Development... Read More »
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Pain Relief Today

If you or a loved one is suffering from any addictive behaviors and is now sick and tired of the pain and suffering, don't medicate with drugs and alcohol any longer, seek the true Physician, Jesus Christ.There was a woman who suffered from continuous bleeding for twelve long years. She tried everything that she could to stop the bleeding. She spent all of her money on doctors, but they could... Read More »
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Living a Better Story

A guest blog by Stoney and Judy Burke: Our Living a Better Story begins in July 2008. Judy and I were preparing to be on Kairos Prison Ministry Team #1 at Hightower State Prison Ministry in Dayton, Texas. I was the Weekend Leader and needed a few more team members, especially ordained clergy. Rev. Marc Donaldson met Rev. Troy Williams at TDCJ Volunteer Training and put me in touch with Troy who... Read More »
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Bowling for Souls Fundraiser - August 7

 Please partner with Star of Hope Alumni (ACTS) and give to a worthy cause. ACTS is hosting their 2nd Annual Bowling for Compassion Fundraiser on Saturday, August,7 2010 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Emerald Bowling Lanes 9307 Boone Road, Houston, TX 77099 (281) 933-6180.Last year’s successful fundraiser was an indication that we were in God’s will. In the last twelve months ACTS Mobile Outreach... Read More »
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Universal Care: The Sole Provider

Universal Care is available to all. You qualify if you are a visitor with a visa in a foreign land or an illegal alien in despair. You qualify if you are sitting on a plush sofa in your luxurious living room stressed free. You qualify if you are standing in a local government welfare office furious and depressed. You even qualify if you are lying between the bushes of a wild jungle in an... Read More »
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ACTS Bowling for Souls: August 7, 2010

Star of Hope's Men's Development Center Alumni (ACTS) are “Bowling for Souls” again on August 7th at Emerald Bowl at 9307 Boone Road Houston, TX 77099. This is the second year that ACTS is hosting a bowling tournament. Last year the event raised roughly $8,000, which included a 100% matching donation, which was used to meet the needs of individuals who are less fortunate in the city of... Read More »
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Celebrating the Service of MDC Alumni

On Friday, June 18, 2010, Star of Hope Men’s Development Center hosted the Fifth Annual Alumni Fellowship Celebration (AFC). We celebrated the victory of “new lives” in Christ. We celebrated the victory that God has given the alumni over drugs, alcohol, and habitual sin. We celebrated the victory that God has given them as servants of the Gospel of Christ. Men who have satisfied Client Services and... Read More »
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